54 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
Re: Won't happen - imagine no subsidy for your iphone
Yes, because you would never have to pay off your contract, or keep paying for the duration of the contract to pay back that €400 "subsidy" + a penalty charge would you. The phone is (most likely) not subsidised in the first place, it is more like hire purchase. There are some O2 contracts whereby you are paying £100 more for the device than Apple sell it for, on top of the phone contract.
No one would buy iPhones paying the full price up front? Funny, they seem to manage to sell quite a few from their own stores / website without any tie to a carrier.
Good cables are better
Which is why I prefer a nice Thunderbolt cable to pass my DisplayPort signal over. Faster and kinder on the old CPU. Yes we've heard that before with USB / Firewire and chose the crap option, do we have to make the same mistake yet again?
Re: I think the Swiss are safe...
A plastic egg? That's a bit harsh. You could have been a bit kinder
Re: re : James 51
One is illegal, the other isn't. Pedestrians have priority on any road, other than a motorway and are not controlled by traffic (key is in the word) lights or signs.
Re: Good that Google didn't illegally map all private Wifi access points in the EU.
Apple tried to, but their cars kept ending up on runways and in the middle of the outback.
The S4 and S5 are considered high end phones. Get a high end laptop and you can have that resolution and more. Stop looking at the PC World deal of the week laptops.
Strange choice of name indeed
As would I, after all airplay must also come from Google. Thank goodness, without them I would be able to mirror displays, stream video, stream audio, play dual screen ios games.
Re: Diamond displays
Now that is cutting edge technology
Not reboots as such
The white (or black) screens of death occurring with ios7 are probably not actually reboots. They appear to be springboard crashing (the thing that shows you your icons). If it was the phone crashing then a 5S would request a passcode before the fingerprint reader could be used. It does not request this suggesting that the phone did not reboot.
The real reason
Unless it dramatically improved from when it first appeared in the App Store the reason for pulling it is that it was worse than Apple Maps. It was truly horrendous and slower than a very slow thing.
I don't think OSX server is required. Configurator is a separate app in the Mac App Store, and as I've got it installed I'm guessing free as there is no way I would have bought it as I have no need for it.
Re: Monopoly Power
When it comes to books, the whole subject of this case, the walled garden has several wide open archways leading in. Nothing stops you opening any ePub book in iBooks, or using one of the multiple other ebook reader apps, including Kindle.
Re: Big Spoiler: They revealed the means
Not really. "The Moment" was already referenced in "The End of Time" by Rassillon so nothing given away at all. Apparently there is more background in some of the comics.
Re: More efficient than the BBC then
Unless that stream is live from sources like iPlayer
Re: 2G shutdown
3 have been turning off the fallback where they think their network has good enough coverage, might have even done this everywhere now.
USB? Most sensible people would use a thunderbolt adapter and get gigabit Ethernet.
The trial version works quite happily under Windows 7.
Re: "... police initially went on a wild goose chase .."
Someone told them to take a gander
Farscape was Australian
Re: That new Google button was our idea
Windows 7 was my idea. You mean I can't sue Microsoft for £640K ?
Re: lets be honest
Copyright on an SMS? Probably not as they are too short, and there is no real creative act taking place. Email would probably depend again on the length / creativity in it. (IANAL)
Re: "I used to regularly set off the SLOW DOWN- 30MPH sign...."
On the off chance you aren't just joking might I suggest you try learning about the law. Speed limits apply to motor vehicles. Bicycles do not, last time I heard, fall into this category.
Who ate all the pis
28M would get you a lot of raspberry pis but instead let's buy "workstations" that won't actually be used for anything a pi couldn't be.
Hand in the keys to your Cobra Mk III . Elite uses hyperspace, not warp drive.
Wrong fine, wrong target
The fines should have been the maximum £500,000 and been direct at the individuals involved, not the council. Only when this starts happening will people start treating sensitive information correctly, until then, they just won't care.
No no no no no. Dumb terminals are called cloud devices these days.
Surely the problem isn't so much another SIM, but that it isn't hooked into the same contract you already have so that it just uses up the same data allowance. Any network that did this would have quite a bit of interest I suspect.
When first shown on the BBC the line was edited out. It has subsequently been aired unedited, although I'm not sure which channel that was on.
Stuck using EDGE instead of GPRS? Stuck using EDGE instead of 3G I'll give you, but EDGE is better than GPRS.
Asking about coverage isn't much use as it will depend where in the country you are. Rounds these parts O2 is as good as a chocolate teapot lacking 3G, and even Edge anywhere away from cities. With 3 on the other hand I get a 3G connection, or the very occasional fallback onto Orange 2G, everywhere I got a 2G with O2.
It's a reference to a girl who needs a bone marrow transplant.
Apple have an ARM license, Intel probably have one as well. I may be mistaken but weren't they involved in StrongARM at some point?
Which will also give you a map of the other operator black spots. Three seem to gave the best coverage in my experience.
Apple do not supply 100% refund from the developers account. The contract allows them to do this but I don't think there is a single case where they have done so, only the 70%. The rules are unknown though. The standard iTunes agreement states no refunds so the only ones that apply will be legally required, or if you can make a good sob story. You didn't like what you bought? Tough luck. That is the way it should be. There is no way for them to erase the app your purchased and stop you from reinstalling it from a backup so you could easily claim a refund, and then keep and use the app. The big flaw with the marketplace method.
You signed the contract, the contract doesn't forbid it.
The thing with O2 is, or at least was, that there is nothing in the contract that states you cannot tether. There is a section that states you cannot put your sim in a modem (no tethering is not the same as this, your sim is not being placed in another device which is what the clause is discussing) but that is not being done. Therefore if you can get your phone to tether without paying O2 extra then they have no case against you, you are not in breach of contract.
The best AT&T can legally do in my non lawyer opinion is terminate the contract with the appropriate notice period if they expressly forbid tethering in the contract. If not they have no leg to stand on. Either way they also have no basis for automatically charging for a service that was not agreed to by the customer.
The data is still coming from the device in question though. There is a limit to how much data can be transferred over the connection no matter how many devices are tethered. If the customer is paying for x GB then it shouldn't matter how they use it. If the contract states you cannot tether then fair enough. If it doesn't it is AT&Ts problem, not the customers. O2 have pulled the same whine over here. Their contracts do not forbid tethering. Are AT&Ts the same?
As to your ISP analogy, my ISP does expressly state how you can share your connection. It can be shared with anyone in your household, but not outside that. Explicitly stated in the contract.
Did they sign a contract saying tethering was extra? Or is the tethering just an additional tariff and the contract doesn't mention tethering? I have no idea. Do you?
iPad 1 Video out
I may be wrong but I believe the HDMI out will work with the original iPad (and maybe the iPhone) as well, just not at 1080p. We will see soon no doubt.
less than stellar cameras and video streams?
1) Nothing wrong with the cameras
2) video streams have nothing to do with iOS devices
3) Airplay can be used with any films added to your device either purchased from iTunes or own mp4 files.
4) Third party apps such as Air Video support AirPlay so you can stream any video from your PC/Mac/Linux box to an AppleTV via your iPhone/iPad/iPod.
Streaming from the cloud in 3-4 years? Not likely even over a much longer timescale. Network coverage in rural areas is terrible, network capacity in urban areas is terrible. I'll be sticking with devices with several gigs of capacity thank you very much. I will however enjoy the circus of those wanting to listen to music from streaming services jumping around trying to find signal.
You may very well need a new phone to take advantage of 3G over 900mhz. Taking a look at the specs for my iphones the 3G/3GS don't support it, but the 4 does.
I would also very much suspect the networks need to roll out upgrades to the sites as well and will do so at their usual glacial pace.
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Having the OS handle the popup prevents someone writing a replacement dialler app, a novelty rotary phone for instance as it would request confirmation all the time and ruin the experience, so as you say a user interaction bug.
App guidelines do state that developers should alert the user when a call is going to be made, the above example being a reasonable exception, so reviewers should catch this if it is clear an app can make calls which it isn't in this case.
The fault here is 100% with AdMob. If they provide the code for apps to include for ads then they can include code to alert about calls being made or prevent them being made. I would also possibly add that they should just not allow numbers in ads as without location information I can't see them being useful.
ad with dialler and location info
As it is banned by Apple now this can't apply to AdMob, but what if with location information I get an ad for a local pizza place and I want to order a pizza? Tap the ad, place my order, wait for delivery. They aren't quote on the same level as modem trojans given the correct context. In this instance I would agree though.
I'll use UK figures here as I don't know the US ones.
Cost for locking someone up for 1 year = £40,000
Five years = £200,000
Apply exchange rate of around 1.5 = $300,000
So your answer to someone who can't pay an extortionate fine is to make the tax payer pay out an even more ridiculous amount locking up someone who is of no threat to anyone? Priceless.
Lack of tabs?
56 days and you've not been able to tap the 3rd button along on the toolbar?
Monotouch using the simplest of iPhone APIs ? They have just announced support for the beta 4.0 sdk which hardly sounds like simplest to me, nor does it cut out the iPhone OS entirely, it just provides a .net version of the API.
Unity is targeted towards games and provides .net support again. Simplest of iPhone APIs ? OpenGL and OpenAL are the only ones I can really think of that would be of use for games, maybe bluetooth for multiplayer. Being games you also wouldn't use all the UI APIs either. The OS would hardly be cut out though.
Adobe, can't comment on that.
Getting caught for such acts...
I bet he feels like a bit of a foal now
13 years for $86 million...
How many years should the bankers get for the billions they have cost the banking industry? Instead they get millions in bonuses. The joke is on us.
AdMob clearly at fault
The original behaviour was no alert, then with OS 3.1 I believe the prompt was introduced. Developers complained as it made alternative dialer apps appear broken. The prompt was removed with 3.1.2. I'm not sure if it was in the release notes or not but the behaviour is well known by developers. The blame for this can clearly be laid at AdMob.
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